Cashmere is the natural fiber par excellence. It is one of the most exclusive and valued goat fibers in the world.
Its origin is in the lonely and isolated local populations of the mountains of Tibet, on the southern slopes of the Himalayas and the Xinjiang region in China, mountain areas with temperatures below zero where the Cashmere goat originates.
The fiber is obtained from the deepest, finest and most delicate part of the wool of this goat. It requires special care, such as careful protection against intensive rubbing, which promotes the appearance of pilling.
Pure cashmere is the result of removing animal fat, dirt and coarse hairs from the wool, it is estimated at about 6500 tons per year.
Pure cashmere can be dyed and spun into yarns, thus obtaining the fiber, then woven into small pieces such as gloves or cloth that can later be cut and assembled.
It is characterized by being soft to the touch, silky, light and a good thermal insulator. It is a sign of class, luxury and distinction. Cashmere fiber is known for its ability to regulate body temperature and achieve thermal equilibrium.
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China has become the largest cashmere producer, followed by Mongolia, Afghanistan, Iran and other Central Asian republics.